Frequently Asked Questions

Can I take the ACLB the summer after my JD or LLM?
Yes, you may take the summer core classes the summer after you complete the LLM or JD. However, you should have satisfied the six elective credits hours during the fall and spring semesters of your LLM or during the three years of your JD degree.

What are ACLB students like?
The typical ACLB student is an international LLM student with previous work experience, though every year we do have domestic and some JD students students participate. The diversity enriches course discussions and has created a global network of ACLB alumni.

What are these six elective credit hours?
These are typically two business related courses, which can be Stern courses, Law courses cross-listed with the Stern School, or Law School courses that focus on business-related issues. It is highly recommended that at least one elective course be taken through Stern.

Will Stern courses I take (outside of the 3 core summer courses) count towards my law degree?
Yes, Stern courses you take during Fall and Spring semesters will count towards the law degree. However, the number of credits accepted is limited depending on your focus. Please check with your Law School advisor for the specific number of credit hours.

Will Stern courses be reflected on my law school transcript?
No, the nine credits taken during the summer will not be included on your Law School transcript. However, any additional elective credits taken at Stern will appear on the Law School transcript. Your grades for the nine summer credits will not be included in the calculation of your Law School GPA.

Will Stern classes weigh on the Law School GPA?
No, Stern classes are not calculated in the Law School GPA. However, elective credits taken at Stern along with the grade will appear on the Law School transcript.

Can I take an ACLB course without registering for the program?
If you are a student of the NYU Law School, you may register for the ACLB classes without enrolling in the program.

I am not enrolled at the NYU Law School. Can I register for the ACLB as a non-matriculated student?
Yes, you can enroll in the summer portion of the program only. In lieu of an accredited certificate, the participants will receive a transcript from the NYU Stern School of Business indicating the three core business courses completed.

Can I take the ACLB on a part-time basis?
Yes, with approval, you may take the ACLB core summer courses over multiple summer sessions as long as you are a matriculated student at the NYU School of Law.

If you have additional questions, please contact Anat Carmy Wiechman, Associate Director, at or (212) 992-6173.